2 June 2008

Astec Chemical Waste Services

Augean Plc is pleased to announce the acquisition of Astec Chemical Waste Services Limited ('Astec').

Astec provides bespoke services in the collection, transport and disposal of chemical waste to a wide range of customers including educational establishments, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers, local authorities and research bodies. Astec operates from a permitted site in Rochdale in the North West of England. The acquisition further broadens Augean's services to customers, geographical reach and client base. Astec will be integrated into Augean's Treatment Division. There are a number of clear cross selling opportunities.

Paul Blackler, CEO, commented:

'By bolting Astec straight onto our treatment division, this acquisition has accelerated our ability to provide specialist services to our existing and new clients in line with our strategy. As well as the clear service complement, the acquisition also broadens our geographical reach. We look forward to growth in this service area as we integrate the business and welcome a strong technical and commercial team to our group.'